Senator John Edwards Esq.
January 2006: "John Edwards was born in Seneca, South Carolina and raised in Robbins, North Carolina, a small town in the Piedmont. There John learned the values of hard work and perseverance from his father, Wallace, who worked in the textile mills for 36 years, and from his mother, Bobbie, who ran a shop and worked at the post office. Working alongside his father at the mill, John developed his strong belief that all Americans deserve an equal opportunity to succeed and be heard.
A proud product of public schools, John became the first person in his family to attend college. He worked his way through North Carolina State University where he graduated with high honors in 1974, and then earned a law degree with honors in 1977 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For the next 20 years, John dedicated his career to representing families and children just like the families he grew up with in Robbins. Standing up against the powerful insurance industry and their armies of lawyers, John helped these families through the darkest moments of their lives to overcome tremendous challenges. His passionate advocacy for people like the folks who worked in the mill with his father earned him respect and recognition across the country.
In 1998, John took this commitment into politics to give a voice in the United States Senate to the people he had represented throughout his career. He ran for the Senate and won, defeating an incumbent Senator.
In Congress, Senator Edwards quickly emerged as a champion for the issues that make a difference to American families: quality health care, better schools, protecting civil liberties, preserving the environment, saving Social Security and Medicare, and reforming the ways campaigns are financed.
As a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, Senator Edwards worked tirelessly for a strong national defense and to strengthen the security of our homeland. He authored key pieces of legislation on cyber, bio, and port security.
Senator Edwards brought a positive message of change to the 2004 presidential primaries. During the primary season he spoke about the two Americas that exist in our country today: one for people at the top who have everything they need and one for everybody else who struggle to get by. This powerful message resonated with voters all across America.
After the Democratic primaries, Senator John Kerry picked Senator Edwards to serve as his running mate in the 2004 general election, and Senator Edwards crisscrossed the country and campaigned tirelessly on Senator Kerry's behalf.
Today, he is the Director of the Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill..."http://www.oneamericacommittee.com/john-edwards.asp
March 2012: "Anthony Weiner may have been felled by his libido, but the weirdness of its expression and his recklessness were what people mainly balked at. Ditto for John Edwards. No one called them gigolos."http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/opinion/bruni-limbaugh-and-one-way-wantonness.html
January 2008: "On the presidential campaign trail, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and John Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, attacked the Republican approach for excluding people who need help the most. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois has already proposed a $90 billion program of rebates and supplemental Social Security payments that his aides said would reach 95 percent of workers."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/washington/20rebate.html
November 2007: “The standard should be exactly the same,” Mr. Edwards said. “I think she’s entitled to be treated like every other candidate is treated, and that’s exactly what I’ll do.”http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/05/us/politics/05memo.html
October 2007: Former Senator John Edwards would give everyone “a choice between private insurers and a public insurance plan modeled after Medicare.”http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/06/washington/06health.html
September 2007: Former Sen. John Edwards, the party's 2004 vice presidential nominee, said he was concerned the report -- presented by Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker -- would be 'a sales job by the White House.'http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/09/09/spanish.debate/index.html
July 2007: While on a tour highlighting poverty this week, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards faced more questions about whether his focus on the issue was undermined by, among other things, his work at a hedge fund and his $6 million house. A closer look at his campaign finance reports reveals another potential contradiction: His campaign paid more than $200,000 in May and June to a Georgia-based media consultant that was working at the same time with an antilabor group dedicated to exposing the way unions have plowed 'mandatory union dues' into their 'radical political agendas.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/19/AR2007071902417.html
January 2007: At the time, Edwards's spokeswoman told reporters that the house had been sold to an unidentified corporation. In reality, the buyers were Paul and Terry Klaassen....In 2002, [Edwards] reached a deal to sell a Washington house to a U.S. lobbyist for Saudi Arabia and then refused to give back the lobbyist's $100,000 earnest money when the deal collapsed.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/18/AR2007011802077.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity Organization Jan 19, 2006 Member of (past or present) Democratic Party / Democratic National Committee (DNC) Organization Jan 19, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) North Carolina State University (NCSU) Organization Jan 19, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) UNC Chapel Hill (University of North Carolina) Organization Jan 19, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) US Senate Organization Jan 19, 2006 Family Member Elizabeth Edwards Person Feb 29, 2008 Colleague/Co-worker of (past or present) Subordinate of (past or present) Senator John F. Kerry Person Jan 19, 2006 Cooperation (past or present) Opponent (past or present) Supporter of (past or present) Pres. Barack Hussein Obama Esq. Person Jun 19, 2008
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 12, 2012 Limbaugh and One-Way Wantonness (Op-Ed)
QUOTE: When attacking a woman by questioning her sexual mores, there’s a smorgasbord of slurs, and you can take your rancid pick. Help me out here: where are the comparable nouns for men? What’s a male slut? A role model, in some cases. In others, a presidential candidate.
New York Times Jan 20, 2008 Tax Rebate or Payment? A Policy Debate Begins
QUOTE: ...Democrats are gearing up to fight [the Republican economic stimulus plan], arguing that a stimulus plan should put money in the hands of low-income people, both as a matter of fairness and because people who are struggling to make ends meet are most likely to spend any government payments quickly.
New York Times Nov 05, 2007 Different Rules When a Rival Is a Woman?
QUOTE: In a campaign in which a woman is leading the Democratic field, it was perhaps inevitable that the question would arise: would or should she be treated any differently from her rivals? The situation is that much more complicated given that second place in most polls goes to Mr. Obama, who is black. It means that both race and sex have been added to the mix of substance and imagery that makes up presidential politics.
New York Times Oct 15, 2007 What Do Herbert and Marion Sandler Want? Investigating the funders of ProPublica, the new investigative journalism outfit.
QUOTE: ProPublica's Web site claims that the business crisis in publishing has put a crimp in investigative units across the land, and philanthropy is needed to fill the gap....What do the Sandlers want for their millions? Perhaps to return us to the days of the partisan press.
Slate Oct 06, 2007 A Battle Foreshadowing a Larger Health Care War
QUOTE: Many of the questions that provoked fierce argument in the battle over the child health bill would be even more divisive in a debate over universal coverage: Should the government subsidize insurance for middle-income people? How much government involvement is too much? How much should the government spend, and who should foot the bill?
New York Times Sep 09, 2007 Democrats debate on Spanish-language TV
QUOTE: Other Democrats blasted Republicans for demanding to clamp down on the U.S.-Mexico border. The candidates also took implicit jabs at GOP contenders who refused to sign up for a similar Spanish-language forum.
CNN (Cable News Network) Sep 03, 2007 When Controversy Follows Cash: Some Fundraisers With Legal Issues Slip Through Campaigns' Vetting
QUOTE: Sant S. Chatwal, an Indian American businessman, has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaigns, even as he battled governments on two continents to escape bankruptcy and millions of dollars in tax liens.
Washington Post Sep 02, 2007 Clinton, Obama and Edwards Join Pledge to Avoid Defiant States
QUOTE: Three of the major Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday pledged not to campaign in Florida, Michigan and other states trying to leapfrog the 2008 primary calendar, a move that solidified the importance of the opening contests of Iowa and New Hampshire.
New York Times Aug 28, 2007 In Washington, Aid to Homeowners Debated
QUOTE: But the Bush administration and Congressional Democrats are ideologically divided about what Washington should do. Administration officials are reluctant to bail out people who bought homes they could not afford or simply gambled that easy credit and rising real estate prices would lead to quick profits.
New York Times Aug 07, 2007 Fundraisers Tap Those Who Can't Say No: 'Bundlers' Look to Associates, Employees for Campaign Cash
QUOTE: for the most part, it is not illegal,[former Federal Election Commission chairman] said. The Federal Election Commission prohibits corporate executives or labor leaders from "facilitating" contributions from their subordinates. But that's as far as the language goes, he said.
Washington Post Jul 23, 2007 Taxing the Super Rich: Private-equity billionaires—the new Masters of the Universe—often pay far lower rates than the rest of us. But Washington is trying to change that. Get ready for a fight.
QUOTE: The very rich in America pay taxes at a lower rate than most working people, and, due to a wrinkle in the tax code, private-equity partners enjoy some of the lowest tax rates of all.
MSNBC Jul 23, 2007 Loophole Lets Candidates Skirt Donation Limit
QUOTE: Jack Rosen has given Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton… nearly double the amount individuals can donate to any single presidential candidate this election. He is able to do so because of a loophole in political fundraising laws -- one that is allowing several presidential candidates to simultaneously collect donations for their presidential bid and other political entities connected to them.
Washington Post Jul 02, 2007 Florida election mayhem for 2008: How the home of hanging chads, Katherine Harris and butterfly ballots is shaking up the Democratic primary.
QUOTE: The biggest political event over the past three months in the Democratic presidential race .... came May 21 when Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist signed legislation moving the Sunshine State's presidential primary to next Jan. 29. ... Six weeks later, it is slowly becoming apparent that Florida destroyed the last vestiges of sanity in the 2008 presidential calendar by moving its primary.
Salon Jun 23, 2007 HuffPost Exclusive: More Lobbyists On McCain Staff Than Any Other 08 Candidate
QUOTE: John McCain, who made his name attacking special interests, has more lobbyists working on his staff or as advisers than any of his competitors, Republican or Democrat ... All the campaigns pale in comparison to McCain's, whose rhetoric stands in sharp contrast to his conduct.
Huffington Post Jun 13, 2007 Wal-Mart's Latest Ethics Controversy: An employee who scrupulously followed the company's own ethics guidelines may find herself out of a job
QUOTE: "We were told that even if we see something that has the appearance of something unethical we should report it," says [Chalace Epley] Lowry. Now, two weeks after filing a complaint against a more senior executive, the 50-year-old mother of two finds herself looking for another job. .... Wal-Mart says Lowry is simply confused.
BusinessWeek Jun 09, 2007 Celebrity Justice Cuts Both Ways for Paris Hilton
QUOTE: The national obsession with celebrity collided head-on with the more serious issue of the equal application of justice on Friday, as a judge sent the socialite Paris Hilton back to jail some 36 hours after she was released for an unspecified medical problem.
New York Times Jun 07, 2007 In US's big presidential fields, who gets how much debate time?: Attention on 'top tier' candidates in this week's debates prompts calls for a more evenhanded format.
QUOTE:The presidential debates televised this week from New Hampshire are generating, well, a lot of debate. Specifically, the amount of time the camera and the microphone went to so-called "top tier" candidates, versus lesser time for lesser-known aspirants, is prompting calls for a more equal-opportunity format at this early stage in the 2008 campaign.
Christian Science Monitor May 14, 2007 Is It the Woman Thing, or Is It Katie Couric?
QUOTE: Eight months into Katie Couric’s job as the first woman to anchor a network newscast on her own, her “CBS Evening News”.... had its worst performance [ever]. Ms. Couric’s defenders ask whether a man taking the CBS job would have had his looks, hair, and clothes commented on in the same way as Ms. Couric’s. Or if a single male anchor’s social life would be almost daily fodder for the tabloids.
New York Times May 04, 2007 Banned From YouTube?: Conservatives Perceive YouTube Bias, Launch New Video-Sharing Site
QUOTE: Railing against YouTube, two Republican White House veterans have launched QubeTV as a conservative alternative. ... [They insist] YouTube banned a video by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin about radical Islamists.
Apr 26, 2007 Are political consultants getting rich off your money?: The 2008 presidential contenders have raised an unprecedented amount of campaign cash -- and strategists, pollsters and media consultants will r
QUOTE: political givers end up knowing far less about how wisely their money was spent than if they had donated the cash to a charity.
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